crossing into the base, i noticed that there was a shore patrolman working the midnight shift at the gate of that, and no one was coming. a few cars were coming in. i told my driver, stop, stop, let's move over and ask this navy guy how to get down to mississippi. well, we put the map out on the hood, and he had a flash light to show us. yes, sir, you go down this line here, take highway 73, you're going to get it. well, i felt okay. i got back in the jeep, and one of those things hits you. i gave him the name of gerald. i hope he reads this book or his grandchildren read the book and let him know. i went back to him, and i said, gerald, look, we're just a bunch of yankees from the north. i know you're navy, and i'm army, but you've got to help us out. yes, sir. i'll show you again. no, no, don't show me, gerald. gerald, you're coming with us. and his eyes popped out.